Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of fiscal year 2015 farmland preservation grants. Six localities have been awarded more than $1,581,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
One of Virginia’s oldest land conservation options has proven to be a valuable tool for farmers and other landowners seeking to protect their property from development.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced 13 grant awards to organizations working to preserve historic Civil War battlefields for the enjoyment of Virginians for years to come.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to transfer ownership and responsibility for the historic Mount Meridian truss bridge on Route 769 in Augusta County.
According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.
Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection.
The National Park Service and park partners at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park announce the release of the schedule of events for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.
Douthat State Park is seeking heritage-themed demonstrators for their annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 11, 2014, at Douthat State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is pleased to welcome Michael Frost Beckner, executive producer of the upcoming Civil War miniseries, To Appomattox, to the Shenandoah Valley.
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the appointment of Keven M. Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.
The Red Brick House, Waynesboro’s first school house, currently owned by the City, was in disrepair and fighting for its life in early 2013 when the Waynesboro Historic Commission registered its opinion that preservation was preferable to demolition.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) will host Renaissance Night, its major fundraiser for downtown revitalization, on Saturday, May 17th from 6:30 to 11pm at Capital Ale House in Downtown Harrisonburg.
The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to announce that President Woodrow Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow Presidential Limousine is once again on the road; this time traveling to the National Mall in Washington D.C. where it will be on display as part of the Celebration of National Automotive Heritage and Culture.
A collaboration of local businesses announced today that they will sponsor the second annaul Bridge Day Staunton on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11am-4pm.
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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Tuesday the recipients of fiscal year 2014 farmland preservation grants. Eight localities have been awarded just over $1,058,000 from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).
Wal-Mart has donated to the Commonwealth of Virginia more than 50 acres of land in Orange County associated with the Civil War battle of Chancellorsville and most notably with the battle of the Wilderness. Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources, the agency that will receive and steward the donated land, has worked quietly with Wal-Mart to complete a the donation documents and its acceptance.
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Amtrak Virginia service continues to grow year and after year, delivering statewide benefits, providing vital transportation services, advancing the Commonwealth’s economy, and demonstrating the value and convenience of intercity passenger rail.
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Saturday released his plan to support Virginia’s rural communities, which close to one quarter of Virginians call home.